Building Material Importer from Melbourne and contestant on Series 3 of The Great Australian Bake Off.
Tragedy led Greek father-of-three into baking, with his wife passing away from cancer five years ago. “My wife got cancer in 2009 and passed away in 2012 and of course I had to cook for the kids (who were 13, 11 and 6 at the time),” reveals Alex. “The kids got sick of eating Greek food so I started to do some research and started experimenting. “It turned out baking was my therapy, in particular kneading bread and I would enter another world so all the stress disappeared.
It’s now been five and a half years now since I’ve been baking. It really helped me deal with the grief and one day I want to write a book on how baking can be therapeutic.” Alex sets himself baking challenges and gets his kids to rate his bakes, and he obviously has a soft spot for the Greek classics. “I love breads and pastries whether it’s tarts and anything with filo pastry,” he says. “I went through a huge macaron stage and I was making them every week and my kids got sick of it!”... Read more.